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Sicily
According to Goethe, Sicily is the key to everything. But those of us who are not fortunate enough to live there may need a key to understanding the island itself. “No non-Sicilian…will ever be able to penetrate the island’s mysteries altogether,” writes John Julius Norwich in his history of the island. But, lucky for us, his new book Sicily, An Island at the Crossroads of History brings us closer to the mysteries themselves. Norwich, the "dean of popular historians," delivers a page-turning account of Sicily, highlighting the surprising role the island has played in world history.